Fact Sheet: India - Canada's Priority Market

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Fast Facts

  • Capital: Delhi
  • Population (millions): 1,223.2
  • Total area: 2,973,190 km2
  • Currency: Rupee
  • Language (s): Hindi and English most widely used

Economic Facts 2012

  • GDP ($ billions): 1,830.3
  • GDP per capita ($): 1,496
  • GDP growth (%): 4
  • Inflation (%): 9.3
  • Unemployment (%): Not available

Key Opportunities

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture and processed food
  • Automotive
  • Business and financial services
  • Defence and security
  • Education
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Infrastructure
  • Life sciences
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Sustainable technologies
  • Transportation

Major Negotiations and Agreements

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

Trade and Investment Promotion Initiatives

  • Dialogue on Trade and Investment
  • Canada-India CEO Forum
Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 20122007
Canada’s merchandise exports to India$2,360.6$1,791.9
Canada’s merchandise imports from India$2,856.2$1,979.0
Canadian investment in India$644$506
Indian investment in Canada$3,728$1,988